50 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Paranoid’

When fans and critics look back at the early career of Black Sabbath they recognize that the band released six groundbreaking albums in...

Who Really Invented the Sing/Scream Thing in Metal?

Where did the whole sing/scream thing in metal come from? You know what we're talking about — bands who blend extreme vocals and...

17 Trends That Defined the Evolution of Fashion in Rock + Metal

Fashion and music go hand in hand with one another. The two forms of art give people a way to create an identity...

How Did Tool Become a Cult?

Tool’s fan base is one of the most extraordinary phenomenons in rock and metal history, and as open-minded and individualistic as Tool fans...

The Truth About Death in Metal

Considering Black Sabbath released their first record in 1970, it’s strange to think no metal band considered calling themselves Death until Chuck Schuldiner...

Who Really Invented Power Metal?

Who really invented power metal? Was it really Helloween with The Keepers of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1 album as the legend goes, or...

The Truth About Sexuality in Rock + Metal

In episode 18 of 50 Years of Heavy Metal, we're breaking down 100 years of LGBTQA+ representation in music.Being openly gay in the...

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